Dunwoody gives $400K to nonprofits to help those affected by coronavirus pandemic

The Community Assistance Center thrift store and food pantry. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz

The Community Assistance Center thrift store and food pantry. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)

Dunwoody awarded $400,000 in grants to eight nonprofits that are helping residents weather the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is using a portion of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to provide each of the metro Atlanta nonprofits with a $50,000 grant, according to a news release. The Dunwoody City Council approved the allocation last week, naming it the Vulnerable Population Program.

The nonprofits are able to use the funds to reimburse expenses incurred helping those in the Dunwoody area who lost jobs, income or were affected in other ways by the pandemic. Eligible expenses can date back to March 27.

Here are the eight organization that were granted the relief funds and the costs they will reimburse:

Community Assistance Center, which paid rent for residents.

Corners Outreach, which launched educational efforts, provided rent relief and donated food.

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb, which paid for hotel rooms for families, provided childcare services and offered enhanced cleaning services.

I Care Atlanta, which purchased food and paid off vehicle expenses for food donation pickups and deliveries.

Jewish Family & Career Services, which provided mental health services and expanded its food pantry.

Malachi’s Storehouse, which purchased food, paid off utility costs and increased its freezer capacity.

The Summit Counseling Center, which helped cover client assistance funds.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which reimbursed rent and utility payments for residents.

Dunwoody received nearly $5.6 million in CARES funds from DeKalb County, which shared roughly a fourth of its $125 million with its dozen cities. The federal funds have to be used by Dec. 10 or else they return to the county.

Last month, the city allocated most of its CARES funds. It budgeted about $1 million for economic support efforts, roughly $1.25 million for public health efforts and $500,000 for payroll expenses.

The remaining $2.8 million was not specifically allocated, but city leaders said they plan to use it for further economic support efforts if the need is there.

With a unanimous vote last night, the #Dunwoody City Council approved $400,000 in CARES Act funding for the city’s...

Posted by City of Dunwoody - Government on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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